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Stu Phillips

Stu PhillipsAKA Stuart Phillips

Born: 9-Sep-1929

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Composer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Television composer, Knight Rider

After a stint in the late 1950s composing music for The Donna Reed Show, Phillips became an A&R man for Colpix records, producing easy listening acts The Marcels and James Darren. He had his first major success with the Hollyridge Strings, responsible for a series of blasphemous orchestral arrangements of contemporary rock bands -- The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Simon and Garfunkel, and so on. Phillips is best known for his scores for 70s television shows The Six Million Dollar Man, Knight Rider, Quincy, Battlestar Galactica, and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

    High School: High School of Music and Art, New York City
    University: Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY

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Author of books:
Stu Who?: Forty Years of Navigating the Minefields of the Music Business (2002, memoirs)

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